Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 shows high efficiency in AV-Comparatives’ Real-World Protection Test
28 May 2013
Comparative Tests, Product news
Kaspersky Lab product successfully blocks 99.8% of attacks during testing
Kaspersky Lab announces that its security solution Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 successfully repelled the overwhelming majority of malicious attacks in a Real-World Protection Test conducted by the authoritative Austrian antivirus test laboratory AV-Comparatives in April 2013.
The Real-World Protection Test is designed to test the ability of security solutions to manage attacks in real-world conditions by replicating scenarios that commonly occur during everyday computer use. Such scenarios typically involve web browsing and working with popular applications such as Adobe Reader, Flash, Java etc.
Testing of each security solution was conducted on a computer running under Windows 7. The test designers prepared a total of 545 infection scenarios involving the most recent vulnerabilities and malware samples. Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 was among the best performers, missing just one malware sample. As well as Kaspersky Lab’s product, 20 other popular security solutions from other manufacturers participated in the testing.
“With each new set of test results our product repeatedly demonstrates a high level of protection from real-world threats. This is thanks to a number of advanced antivirus technologies implemented in Kaspersky Internet Security 2013. We place great emphasis on developing proactive antivirus technologies to combat the ever-growing number of threats. The results of the Real-World Protection Test show that this is the right approach,” said Nikita Shvetsov, Deputy CTO (Research) at Kaspersky Lab.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 has regularly proved to be highly effective in real-world conditions. In March this year, the product achieved a 100% result in a similar test conducted by AV-Comparatives. In December 2012, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 earned AV Comparatives’ top Advanced+ rating following the results of a similar, more rigorous test conducted from August–November 2012. The product’s previous edition, Kaspersky Internet Security 2012, also won the top award from AV-Comparatives following a Real-World Protection Test conducted in June 2012.
AV-Comparatives’ Real-World Protection Test is one of the most authoritative professional tests in the sphere of IT security. This year, it has been nominated for the Austrian government’s Constantinus Award 2013, a leading award in computer science.